CERT Team Information

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North Smithfield Emergency Management proposes to train a CERT team in each neighborhood, starting in 2007  A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of 10 to 20 citizens trained and certified by the NSEMA to provide emergency assistance in their own neighborhood for the first 72 hours following a disaster. They could be activated for:


  • Severe winter storms

  • Woodland fires near the city

  • Major earthquakes

  • Civil disturbances or other calamities 

  • Hazardous materials spills

  • Neighborhood Crime Watch